to celebrate national novel writing month (or the unfortunately nicknamed "NaNoWriMo") this year i will spare myself the white-hair-inducing effects of writing 50,000 words in the month of November by writing a story a day.
these stories will be of any length and veer into any territory i wish. the idea is for me to write one a day for every day of november. these will be first drafts with minimal editing.
if you are into any of it. please comment below! perhaps you can help me figure out if there's ANYthing in these stories worth adapting or polishing into something awesome.
story 11. cornrows hurt (by jenny yang. monday, november 11, 2013)
the cornrows hurt. they seemed like a good idea at the time.
my face was burning with tears and i couldn’t stop running. i could barely feel my legs as i ran through the dark of the quiet neighborhood. no one was going to stop me. i could’ve been just a late night jogger for all these suburbanites knew. except i was an Asian girl with cornrows wearing a bright silver motorcycle jacket over a poofy pink cocktail dress with sneakers. how did any of it make sense?
all i knew was that i needed to run as far away from the party as i could.
torrance, california was not the most likely place for a raging party but the entire school was going to be there. this was going to be the first time i was going to show the other students that i was my own person. i am not just another shy asian girl in a sea of straight-edge banana republic wearing asians.....